We love these elves made with wooden acorns (you can use real but we can't find them here) and pistachio shells. We used a dremel to make a hole so we could screw in one of those little eye pin thingies for a hanger (and to hang onto while painting.) Then used fine line paint pens to draw faces. I sprayed with acrylic sealer afterwards.
I hope to have a better pic later, my dh took the better camera to work with him today and I cannot figure out the focus on this one.